Love Notes Mini Album

Hello, G45ers!

 Happy Friday crafty friends!  We want to send you into your weekend with some beautiful inspiration starring our Love Notes paper collection, Book BoxRose Bouquet Set, and Door Knockers together these goodies make up the most wonderful keepsake Box & Mini Album.  These coordinating projects have been created by the fabulous and talented, Maggi Harding.  So without further ado… 


Love Notes Book Box and Mini

By Maggi Harding


“A New Collection to Love!

Oh my, Graphic 45 has done it again as their new Love Notes Collection has me swooning! This collection encompasses my favorite colors to work with, reds, pink, black, and ivory.  Perfection on the page, seriously!! With Valentine's Day just around the corner, this collection is a no brainer, it's perfect for the day. But even better, it's not limited to Valentines, it's a great collection for scrapping musical memories, weddings, (the blacks in the collection lend themselves easily to a masculine vibe), well, I think I could just about scrap any occasion with this collection!


Beauty in the Box


January is always exciting as its when designers get called to make show samples. Consequently, we get to see and use new products before they are released to the general public.  Now those are some fun secrets to keep!


I love to alter boxes (I am a self-admitted box hoarder, I have an entire closet devoted to empty boxes!) so I decided to alter a  kraft Staples Regular Book Box.  I fussy cut some elements from the design paper and popped them up with dimensional foam and used Graphic 45's new Staples Rose Bouquet flowers to give my cover lots of dimension and wow power!  Those roses are swoon worthy and are the perfect accompaniment for these papers!


Every good box should contain a great surprise, right?  Well then, this box does not disappoint as it holds a custom made mini album that perfectly fits in the box.





The Mini Album

The base mini is made from chipboard and black cardstock and has 7 pages, each of which is a pocket page with a pull out insert.  That gives you lots of room for photos and journaling.   I kept the cover fairly simple and not too dimensional so that it would fit nicely in the book box.

I used a closure that wraps to the back of the mini and has hidden magnets to hold it closed.



I've recorded a video flip through of the mini and box so that you can see each page.


Video Tour:



Book Box and Mini with Graphic 45's New Love Notes


Tip: I find it much easier to complete each page of the mini before placing on the hinge in the mini.



Graphic 45 Supplies:

  • Love Notes Collection 12 x 12
  • Love Notes Solids and Patterns 12 x 12
  • Staples Regular Book Box – Kraft
  • Staples Regular Tag & Gears Die
  • Staples Rose Bouquet Collection—Triumphant Red
  • Staples Antique Brass Door Knockers
  • Staples Decades Ink – Triumphant Red


Other Supplies:

  • Chipboard
  • Black Cardstock
  • May Arts 7/8" Woven Ivory Checkered Ribbon

Wow!  Let's give Maggi a round of applause for this box and scrapbook album.  Big thanks to each of you for joining us here on the blog.  We always love seeing what you are woking on as well, so be sure to share those projects on our Graphic 45 – Official Community Page on Facebook.  Have a wonderful weekend, and as always… 


Happy Papercrafting!

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